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During that dark period of history known as the Middle Ages, the name of Columbus was first used in France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Columbus family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Columbus was an occupational name for a keeper of doves or pigeons having derived from the Old French word "colombe," which means dove.

Columbus Early Origins



The surname Columbus was first found in Guyenne, where this distinguished family held a family seat since the 1100's.

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Columbus Spelling Variations


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Columbus Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Coulombe, Colombe, Coulomb, Colomb, Columbe, Columb, Coloumb, Coloumbe, Coulumb, Coulumbe, Coulon, Coulons, Coulont, Coullombe, Coullomb, Coullon, Coullons, Coullont, Coullomb, Collombe, Collon and many more.

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Columbus Early History


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Columbus Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Columbus research. Another 1015 words (72 lines of text) covering the years 1251, 1300, 1308, 1360, 1450, 1500, 1506, 1510, 1530, 1585, 1594, 1596, 1647, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Columbus History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Columbus Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Columbus Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the name was Christopher Columbus (1451-1506), an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer, in 1492 he departed from Palos de la Frontera, the Santa María ran aground on Christmas Day 1492, he had to leave 39 men behind, in September 1493 he left with a fleet of...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Columbus Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Columbus Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Columbus, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1816
  • Frederick Columbus, who arrived in Alabama in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Columbus (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Columbus (post 1700)



  • Raymond John Patrick "Ray" Columbus OBE (1942-2016), New Zealand singer and songwriter, television host, music manager and entertainer, lead singer of Ray Columbus & the Invaders

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Columbus Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    3. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    7. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Columbus Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Columbus Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 November 2016 at 12:14.

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